Entries by Adam Caruana

The Ultimate Choke Defense | Does It Work?

Celebrity BodyGuard, Martial Artist, Fight Choreographer and all around Tough-Guy Fred Mastro demonstrates one of the simple techniques that he incorporates into his Mastro Self Defence Silat system. I had the pleasure to meet Fred in Baltimore during a seminar that Doug Marcaida had organized a few months ago.  To put things into perspective in […]

After the Disarm | To Shoot or Not to Shoot

You have just disarmed your gun-wielding attacker, what do you do next? Ryan Hoover discusses the reality of relieving an attacker of their firearm during a violent confrontation and turning it back on them. While the idea of eliminating a threat with their own weapon is an appealing notion, the reality of such actions are […]

Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty | Justice Served or Denied?

A Jury in Erath County has found former Marine Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the Murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.  While the state is not seeking the death penalty, a guilty conviction for Routh does mean an automatic life sentence. I hope the silver lining, if one may be found in this tragic event, […]

Army Set to Retire the M9 | What Should Replace It?

The oft-maligned Beretta M9 is slated for retirement. On July 12th of 2014 Fox News reported that “The Army wants to retire its supply of 9mm handguns and replace it with a more accurate and user-friendly model that also will provide soldiers with more “knockdown” power.” The Army has stated it requires a hammer-driven pistol […]

Shoulder Checks | A Zero Breakdown

In this video, Instructor Zero details why simply “checking left and right” in a methodical fashion is only a range drill and not adequate in a reality contest. While some may argue that routinely scanning after each discharge builds muscle memory that breaks tunnel vision, this has not proven to be the case under stress […]